This research paper describes the current business ecosystem for clean and conventional cooking fuels and technologies in Nigeria. Drawing on the knowledge of private-sector actors as well as a number of key market-enablers and experts, the study examines recent trends, drivers and barriers influencing the clean-cooking market and estimates its potential growth in the future under different scenarios.
The key findings are that there is currently momentum in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) value chain and that some market players in the improved cookstove (ICS) space have become established and attracted important investments. Firms fall into different typologies according to their size and the extent of their reliance on imports, and each typology presents different needs for scaling up. Nevertheless, the business ecosystem for clean cooking remains weak and, as a result, Nigeria is likely to fall short of its national clean-cooking target of 60% of the population having access to clean cooking by 2030.
Key knowledge gaps include limited or no cookstove sales data and an inadequate understanding of the value chain for cooking energy in the manufacturing and agri-chain sectors. Recommendations for high-priority interventions that could support the private sector to scale up include the strengthening of private-sector representation in intervention design, the availability of credit facilities for both importers and local manufacturers and the strengthening of incubation, seed-funding and capacity-building support for early-stage firms.
Date of Publication
ICEED with support from hbs Abuja
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